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At least 3 dead, several injured as storms rip across U.S. midsection

A home in Ava, IL, was ripped off of its foundation by a tornado on Tuesday evening. The family wasn't home. (Source: KFVS) A home in Ava, IL, was ripped off of its foundation by a tornado on Tuesday evening. The family wasn't home. (Source: KFVS)
A preliminary report from the National Weather Service shows reports of hail, high wind and tornadoes Tuesday. (Source: National Weather Service) A preliminary report from the National Weather Service shows reports of hail, high wind and tornadoes Tuesday. (Source: National Weather Service)
Homes and buildings in southern IL were extensively damaged. In Crossville, IL, one man died. Tom McCord was found 40 yards from his home, authorities report. (Source: @hillary14News/Twitter) Homes and buildings in southern IL were extensively damaged. In Crossville, IL, one man died. Tom McCord was found 40 yards from his home, authorities report. (Source: @hillary14News/Twitter)

(RNN) -  At least three people died in severe weather across the U.S. Tuesday, and more severe weather was developing Wednesday.

The Associated Press reported that three storm deaths were confirmed Wednesday morning, including one in Crossville, IL, one in Ottawa, IL, and one in Perry County, MO.

The storm system moved east on Wednesday, causing damage in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia. Storm watches and warning stretched east to the DC area and south to Alabama.

Several vehicles were blown off Interstate 55 near Perryville Monday night, KFVS reported. A dozen homes were destroyed in Perryville.

A man died in Crossville, IL, when his home was destroyed by severe weather. Tom McCord was found 40 yards away from his extensively damaged house, WFIE said. His wife was taken to the hospital.

Wayne Tuntland, 76, of Ottawa, was killed by a falling tree, the La Salle County coroner confirmed. Fourteen people were injured by the storm in the Ottawa area, WGN said

The LaSalle County Nursing Home in Ottawa was hit by a tornado, but no serious injuries were reported.

A Motel 6 in Miner, MO, was so severely damaged that people had to evacuate the building, KFVS said.

Homes and buildings in Poseyville, IN, and Fort Branch, IN, were extensively damaged, WFIE reported.

A radar-tornado was reported in Highland County, OH, which damaged buildings, but no injuries were reported.

A tornado hit Anderson Township, OH, Wednesday, and the National Weather Service is working to determine whether a tornadeo hit Amelia, OH, as well. Both locations saw extensive damage and heavy rain, WXIX said. The National Weather Service said straight-line winds damaged areas of Boone County, KY, including knocking a church steeple into the road.

Between 10 and 15 people were injured in White County, AR, when a suspected tornado hit, and at least 50 structures were damaged mainly in the Higginson and Kensett areas, KAIT reported. At least four people were taken to hospitals.

According to a preliminary report by the National Weather Service, 24 tornadoes were reported in Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky.

Golfball-sized hail was reported in Lithium, MO, and people photographed large balls of hail in Logan and New Alsace, IN.

So far on Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported possible tornadoes in Jackson County, WV, and Jackson, KY.

In the rural areas near Cincinnati, severe weather and flooding closed and delayed schools, WXIX reported, and hail struck the northern suburbs. Thousands were without power.

Storms in the Nashville area uprooted trees and toppled powerlines.  A possible tornado was also spotted near the Cool Springs Galleria in Franklin, TN. 

A severe storm in the Antioch, TN, area toppled the tin roof of a marina. It fell on the boats below, severely damaging many. 

Storms also rolled through the Louisville, KY, metropolitan area, leaving standing water and scattered damage.

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